Top 30 Greatest Dutch Movies of All Time. A list of Dutch Movies made by Netherland Movies studios. You should check out these Dutch Movies. These Dutch Movies will give you a lot of fun and practice.
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1. Admiral (2015)
Director: Roel Reiné
Only Michiel de Ruyter is capable of leading the Dutch fleet, the country’s most potent weapon, when the nascent republic of The Netherlands is assaulted and the nation is on the verge of civil war. Only one man can command the nation’s most potent weapon when the new republic of The Netherlands is assaulted by the powerful Kingdoms of England, France, and Germany and the nation is on the verge of civil war. Michiel de Ruyter, a modest naval captain, is asked to lead the Dutch fleet in a struggle for freedom and unity when the Netherlands is under siege from England and its allies in the seventeenth century and the nation is on the verge of civil war.
2. New Kids Turbo (2010)
Director: Steffen Haars, Flip van der Kuil
Gerrie, Richard, Rikkert, Robbie, and Barrie, a group of pals, lose their employment in the North Brabant village of Maaskantje. Even though their misery is a direct result of their laziness, lack of common sense, and tardiness, the group mistakenly believes that they are victims of the widely reported credit crisis. For instance, Gerrie arrives late for work and rams his forklift truck into a pallet of boxed plasma televisions. Similar to Richard, who brings his old bulldog to work and causes him to chew on and damage his supervisor’s shovels, Rikkert is fired by his boss, a cruel and sarcastic garage owner.
3. Saint (2010)
Director: Dick Maas
In the middle ages, St. Niklas, a bishop who has fallen from grace, wanders through the countryside with his band of bandits and thieves, raping, stealing, and killing people. Niklas swears vengeance after the lawless villagers kill the ruthless bishop and his goons by lighting the ship they are traveling on fire. Now, St. Niklas and his allies will return from the grave and exact terrible retribution every time there is a full moon on December 5, the day he died, which, on average, occurs every 36 years. The story takes place on a snowy and foggy December night in Amsterdam, Holland.
4. Antonia’s Line (1995)
Director: Marleen Gorris
Feminism and liberalism flourish in a tight-knit, matriarchal village that a Dutch matron founds and runs for several generations. The widow Antonia and her daughter Danielle travel to Antonia’s hometown after World War II when her mother is ailing. She meets up with Crooked Finger, an intellectual who lives alone and is melancholy, an old friend. After being raped by her brother Pitte, Deedee, a girl with mental disabilities, and Loony Lips, a simple-minded man who falls in love with Deedee, join her following. Pitte, a misfit, leaves the community. Farmer Bas proposes to Antonia, but she rejects him despite having a long-lasting romance with him.
Director: Vincent Bal
Tibbe, a hopelessly timid local newspaper reporter in the Netherlands, is about to lose his job since he hasn’t brought any relevant stories or anything involving fluffy issues like pets. He reluctantly brings Minoes, a woman he discovered dripping wet on his roof, in for the night one night. She is a magical shape-shifting cat who has found out that Ellemeet, an industrialist and the head of an animal charity, is a fake who is operating a hazardous waste scheme. Ellemeet is the new talk of the town. More interesting stories are found and told by Minoes and her feline friends than by Tibbe. While the mayor is irrationally on Ellemeet’s side, she earns her board but frequently the stories are difficult to use due to a lack of “human” proof.
6. Character (1997)
Director: Mike van Diem
After a death, the police detain young lawyer Jacob. He uses flashbacks to tell his story. His parents are obstinate; his mother, whose name he adopts, remains silent with him and declines his father Dreverhaven’s marriage proposals. His father is an imposing and harsh bailiff. For his part, Dreverhaven will not publicly acknowledge Jacob, except for devious legal strategies to keep Jacob poor. Jacob, who started as a debt-ridden office worker, advances to the position of lawyer through knowledge, perseverance, and single-mindedness. His progress is constrained by his mother’s quiet, his error in interpreting the emotions of a young woman, and his father’s icy, ferocious wrath.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Jewish teacher Rachel unexpectedly runs into an old friend at the kibbutz where she works. Her wartime experiences in the Netherlands and emotions of betrayal are brought back by it. Sept. 1944. When allied forces bomb Rachel’s hiding spot, she is in jeopardy. When the South Netherlands is liberated, she makes touch with a member of the resistance and joins a group of Jews being smuggled over the Biesbosch by boat. But all of them are murdered by Germans from a patrol boat. Only Rachel manages to get away. A rebel squad led by Gerben Kuipers successfully rescues her. After being caught trying to smuggle weapons, Kuipers’ son asks Rachel to woo SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Müntze. She will soon discover that the attack on the Biesbosch was not an accident.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Erik Lanshof, Guus LeJeune, Jan Weinberg, and Alex are students in Leiden, the Netherlands, during World War II. Erik’s friend Robby Froost and Robby’s girlfriend Esther. Others join the Dutch resistance, while others cooperate. A flashforward showing Queen Wilhelmina returning to the Netherlands soon after the war opens the film. The scene then shifts to Leiden in the late 1930s, when undergraduates are going through their fraternity’s initiation rituals. Guus, the chair, chooses Erik and hits him with a bowl of soup, causing damage to his head. Guus provides lodging at his student’s house after apologizing. There, Erik, Guus, Jacques, Jan, and Alex raise a glass to their camaraderie.
9. Caged (2011)
Director: Stephan Brenninkmeijer
After years of repressing, Stella discovers she can no longer ignore her intense longings. Stella escapes her prison, begins a covert double life, and becomes a “unicorn,” a term for unmarried women who live hedonistically, frequenting sex clubs and sex parties, and thriving in the limelight. Stella’s husband is learning about her secret existence, but he is limited in giving her the independence she needs in the hopes that it is all a phase. Then, one day, she wakes up in a basement cell where she is comatose and has no memory of how she got there. When another lady is brought into her cell, days pass. Christine, a female companion of similar age.
10. Flodder (1986)
Director: Dick Maas
The municipal council is compelled to find a new home for the Flodder family after it is discovered that their existing state-owned home is situated next to a toxic waste dump. In the hopes that the family’s bad situation will improve as a result of the shift in social surroundings, social worker Sjakie suggests moving the family to an affluent suburb. The family, however, is unable to adjust and continues to lead an antisocial lifestyle that is at odds with the principles of the neighborhood’s reserved upper-class residents, who do everything in their power to drive out the Flodders. As a result, there are multiple conflicts between various family members and higher-class residents.
Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Due to their intense and socially unusual connection, two Dutch boys from a small town lose all regard for morality and reality, turning to violent crime. Stan Meijer is a good boy by nature, but he grows up unhappy in Venlo, a dull provincial town in the Catholic Dutch South. He feels abandoned by his biological father, a friendly macho trucker, who stood the pre-teen up for reasons unknown when he planned to move in with him, never to be heard from again until reading his dad’s obituary.
12. Simon (2004)
Director: Eddy Terstall
After a decade apart, an odd friendship between a hedonist womanizer and a mild-mannered gay dentist is reignited when the latter’s terminal cancer forces them back together. Simon Cohen, a successful liberal Jew who runs a “coffee shop,” is the lawless overlord of a neighborhood in Amsterdam. Camiel Vrolijk, a gay Jewish dental student who had previously been a traditionalist, is immediately captivated by Simon and is drawn into his libertine world, taking him to Thailand to make a B-movie. Simon feels embarrassed after seducing his whoreish girl and silently walks away. Ten years later, the dentist, who is now happily married to gay lawyer Bram, runs into the wealthy but terminally ill Simon once more.
13. Turkish Delight (1973)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Rutger Hauer plays the talented Dutch sculptor Eric, who falls in love with a lovely young girl in a turbulent, sexual, and star-crossed relationship. The plot traces the development of their romance and his interactions with her family. At the beginning of the flashback story, Eric is portrayed as a libertine lothario who collects the awards from his sexual exploits and sticks them in a book. He enters a flashback of his relationship with his wife after seeing a sculpture he created of his long-lost love. We meet the girl’s parents after he meets her, falls in love with her, and marries her. Her father is a lovely, well-intentioned fool, and his wife is a shrew who thinks Eric is too much of a bohemian to be a decent match for her daughter.
14. Twin Sisters (2002)
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Anna and Lotte Bamberg are split up. Lotte catches tuberculosis and relocates to Holland; Anna stays in Germany with her uneducated Catholic uncle and aunt on their modest property. Lotte is reared by a wealthy family who ensures she has an excellent education, whereas Anna works on the farm and isn’t sent to school. The sisters don’t communicate with one another, but they do temporarily get together before World War II. Later, Lotte becomes engaged to a Jewish musician, while Anna marries a young SS officer. With the conflict, their lives take separate and opposing turns, but Anna never loses hope that they will cross paths again.
15. Love Is All (2007)
Director: Joram Lürsen
Dennis, who cheated on Klaasje with a schoolteacher. Dennis wants her back, but it appears that he has missed the boat when she moves in with a young boyfriend. Simone, Klaasje’s best friend, serves as the family’s center of gravity. Ted, her spouse, frequently feels unnecessary and lacks the guts to inform her that he has been fired. Victor, a pool attendant, is excited to wed Kees. Kiki, the sister of Victor and a sales clerk at Bijenkorf, has a dream about a prince riding a white horse. She had no idea that Valentijn, a real royal, is completely smitten with her. All these romantic ups and downs culminate with the appearance of an enigmatic Santa Claus, and the happy endings are also getting closer.
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Director: Martin Koolhoven
An adolescent teenager joins the Dutch Resistance in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands after helping a wounded RAF pilot. Michiel 14, the mischievous son of Dutch town mayor Johan, finds seriously injured English pilot Jack after he parachute jumps, hides him, and gets his nursing sister to treat his wounds. Michiel dreams of joining the resistance against the Nazis. As the Germans discover the wreck and parachute and make threats to abduct innocent hostages, including Michiel’s living uncle Ben and Johan, he must now have suspicion for everyone. As terrible lack and treason loom, the plans to evacuate Jack so that he may rejoin the battlefield must be changed.
Director: Erik Van Looy
One of the top detective teams for the Antwerp police department is Vincke and Verstuyft. The trail leads to the almost-retired assassin Angelo Ledda when they are confronted with the death of two prostitutes and the disappearance of a high-ranking official. Ledda’s Alzheimer’s symptoms have begun to manifest, making it more and harder for him to complete his commitments. He is forced to kill a 12-year-old call girl, but when he refuses, he becomes a target. Ledda is looking after his employers while Vincke and Verstuyft are pursuing him and counting the dead.
Director: Antoinette Beumer
A happily married woman experiences a downward spiral in her once-perfect life after having her first kid. Lea is a flawless 30-something woman who has an enviable lifestyle because of her husband’s career in real estate. She simply doesn’t know what the word “emancipation” means, and as long as the money keeps coming in, everything is fine. She feels a little traumatized having to go from canapés to diapers when Harry Jr. comes. As a result, a lady struggles to put her past—as well as her present—firmly back on track, which leads to a daring yet amusing story about her.
19. Stricken (2009)
Director: Reinout Oerlemans
An isolated country cottage where a young woman fights to survive the night is overrun by people suffering from a mystery and fatal sickness. The setting of Stricken is a remote rural veterinary practice in contemporary Australia. The globe has been devastated by a mystery and hazardous virus, which has captured the vet, Kirsten, a young lady. Kirsten is in a race against time and many enemies as she tries to escape, save a little child from danger, and stop an approaching fire before it reaches her land.
20. Borgman (2013)
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
A braying hound follows a priest and his companion as they stealthily hunt across the fields. They are deadly and armed. They are after Camiel Borgman, who keeps company with Ludwig and Pascal in an underground den and lives in military isolation. Camiel manages to escape with some difficulty and boards a dying trucker’s unrelenting journey into the center of suburbia. He walks past Brenda and Ilonka, two strange women with whom he seemed to have a history. The shifting views of Van Warmerdam’s screenplay start to displace and disorient the audience when a filthy Camiel knocks on the door of media executive Richard and artist Marina. As Camiel switches between the roles of aggressor and victim, hallucinogenic components permeate his perception.
21. The 4th Man (1983)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
A huge spider in a man’s bedroom uses a crucifix-attached web to attract flies. The man is Reve, a gay Catholic novelist who is frequently intoxicated. He makes the trip that day from Amsterdam to Vlissingen to give a speech; he claims that his tales “lie the truth.” He is invited to spend the night by an attractive beautician listener named Christine. The following day, he sees a picture of her attractive plumber lover from Köln. To lure Herman, he persuades her to bring him to town. He gradually becomes convinced that Christine is a deadly witch who has murdered three husbands; he or Herman will be the fourth victim, helped by visions and dreams.
22. The Lift (1983)
Director: Dick Maas
Four people are trapped inside a restaurant lift at the top of an office building without air conditioning, nearly suffocating them. The lift then beheads a security guard. Felix Adelaar, a Deta Liften technician, is tasked with inspecting the machinery, but he finds no issues with either the lift’s mechanical or electrical systems. He meets the nosy reporter Mieke de Beer by chance and works with her to examine the electronic component of the lift owned by Rising Sun Electronics. They get to the conclusion that a microchip may be to blame for the lift’s irregular behavior.
23. The Assault (1986)
Director: Fons Rademakers
A Dutch doctor who has spent his entire life seeking answers about the fateful night that changed him is tormented by painful childhood memories of World War II. The Dutch resistance assassinates a collaborator in the street where 12-year-old Anton Steenwijk lives in January 1945, during World War II. After being shot in front of his neighbor’s home, the man was taken there by the Steenwijk family. As a result, the Germans execute his father, mother, and brother and torch their home. Anton encounters a number of people who provide him with additional information on what actually transpired the night of the assault.
Director: Martin Koolhoven
A romantic comedy about the exploits of young Moroccan criminal Nordip Doenia in the Netherlands. His parents have high hopes for him, but Nordip has other plans. He accepts a low-level position as a dishwasher in a large motel. There, he develops feelings for Agnes, the motel owner’s niece. Although Agnes is destined to take over the motel in the future, she doesn’t have any desire for this, therefore she is subject to the same family pressure as Nordip. Unless Nordip can persuade Agnes to defy her parents’ desires and go her own way, their romantic relationship will never succeed.
25. Nothing to Lose (2008)
Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Johan had spent years incarcerated in a TBS facility after being found guilty of killing his sister and father. He hopes his mother, with whom he hasn’t spoken in years, will attend his hearing when he learns he will be moved to a Long Stay ward, where no one has ever been released from, so she can tell the judge he didn’t murder his sister, that his father abused him and was about to abuse his sister, and that Johan, as a result, killed his father. His mother, though, doesn’t show up. Realizing he has no other choice than to flee, he is desperate to track down his mother so she may make a statement about what happened. But soon after, he is pursued by the police, and in a last-ditch effort to avoid them, he kidnaps Tessa, a 13-year-old girl.
26. Wolf (2013)
Director: Jim Taihuttu
A promising kickboxer finds it difficult to withstand the lure of criminal life. Majid is a skilled kickboxer from a drab, unremarkable Dutch neighborhood. The worlds of kickboxing and organized crime start to blend as his fighting prowess gains him more fame both inside and beyond the ring, and Maj di start to lose focus on what he wants.
Director: Dick Maas
A murderer begins the story by looking around the city of Amsterdam at night through its renowned canals. He enters a Chinese restaurant through the rear entrance covertly and takes a butcher knife while the chefs are distracted. A local prostitute who turned down an offer of sexual favors from a cab driver became the killer’s first victim. A baglady stands back and watches as the killer drags the hooker back into the water after stabbing her with the knife. The body of the prostitute, who had been hanged on one of the minor bridges, is struck by a tour boat on the canal the following morning.
28. Bride Flight (2008)
Director: Ben Sombogaart
A romantic story that follows the lives of three women from various backgrounds as they immigrate to New Zealand as war brides, changing them irrevocably. 1953 sees an increase in the number of Dutch emigrants as a result of flooding and the effects of World War II. Frank de Rooy, who lost his family and colonial estate during the Japanese occupation and Indonesian civil war of Independence, meets some virtual mail-order brides on a KLM aircraft to New Zealand as part of a race from London. Before admitting that she is already married to depressing Calvinist Derk Visser through a proxy, Ada van Holland falls in love with him.
Director: Maarten Treurniet
Since his father’s alcohol addiction problem stemmed from his employment with multinational Heineken’s brewery distribution and was terminated before it became terminal, Rem’s Amsterdam-based family is living in a nightmare. Rem finds out that Cor, a bully coworker, is preparing to kidnap a businessman with the help of two weird followers. After nearly getting driven over and being given a token banknote by his driver, Rem persuades them to let him in and urges them to strive higher, beer King Alfred Heineken. They pay a sizable ransom while pretending to have transported Heineken and his driver to Germany. Heineken engages private investigators and pressures the French and Dutch authorities, who swiftly apprehend the gang. The French police transport Rem and Cor to the French side of the Antillian island of St. Martin, and Heineken’s money is lavishly used in a plot to get the two over the island border and into Dutch soil. However, the flawed extradition treaty, up for modification but too late, prohibits a Dutch trail for Rem and Cor.
30. The Treatment (2014)
Director: Hans Herbots
Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seemed to have it all: attractiveness, intelligence, and a flourishing career. But there is a gloomy cloud over his life—his younger brother Bjorn’s mysterious disappearance has plagued him since he was nine years old. A known sex offender named Plettinckx was questioned but soon let go. Nearby resident Plettinckx loves to taunt Nick and does it with demonic glee. Then, when a troubling case involving a missing nine-year-old is discovered, Nick leads a major search that develops into an unrelenting pursuit.